Veg pulao with coconut milk

Main Dish
4 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy




  • First wash and soak the Basmati rice for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Take a pressure cooker or deep pan. Add oil and when it is hot add Bay leaves, Cinnamon stick, Cloves, Kasuri methi, Marathi Moggu, Star Anise and Cardamom.
  • After a minute or so add onion and sauté for 3 minutes. Then put all the vegetables and 1 tsp salt. Cook for 6 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and cook them till they are mushy or pulpy. Then put the paste that was prepared earlier and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on simmer till oil separates. Add coconut milk and 2 cups of water required for the rice to be cooked.
  • When the contents come to a boil. Taste the liquid and add salt if required. Now add rice, mint leaves and coriander leaves. Close the lid and cook till you hear 1 whistle if your using a pressure cooker. If you are using a deep pan then cook till most of the water dries up.
  • You will know the rice is done when you press a grain between your thumb and index finger and it squishes completely. And you are done! Serve piping hot with tomato,carrot, onion and cucumber raita.


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